At the end of each workday, Mike writes a freeform journal entry in Day One. His intent is to describe what did or didn’t work, then describe whatever is next. Minimal friction.
This time investment gives him a head start for weekly reviews. I dig!
Initially, I set five reminders1 in Day One for iOS. Then, I moved three work-specific reminders to Day One on my Mac, and kept two other on my iPhone.
To simplify, I’ll try writing daily in the evening — tagged “Daily Review” — with the help of a scheduled todo in Apple’s Reminders app.2
My goals for developing this new habit are to help me:
- Summarize what I’ve done for the week more quickly (versus reviewing my Logbook in Things and my calendars).
- Make weekly/monthly/yearly reviews less daunting.